The Apple Watch 6 could come with an advanced new wireless antenna that is built directly into the wearable's screen, if a brand new report is to be believed.
As reported by Tom's Guide (opens in new tab), a patent (opens in new tab) that was spotted originally by AppleInsider (opens in new tab), shows a wireless antenna built into the smart watch's display, with it spreading out in a wide grid under the screen rather than in the narrow formation it takes in already released Apple Watches.
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- Apple Watch Series 6
The result of this new tech, while unspecified in terms of a number in the patent, is superior wireless connections, with the technology potentially unlocking the ability to free the Apple Watch even further from any companion iPhone.
And, here at T3, the idea that your Apple Watch could act as a single communications device, working as both a wearable and a streamlined iPhone, is tantalising.
We don't think it will be the case anytime soon that people will be able to completely ditch their mobile phone, however, the idea that you could use a future Apple Watch more like a Star Trek communicator is definitely something we can get behind.
After all, there are plenty of times when carrying a phone isn't ideal (such as when exercising) and if enhanced wireless connectivity in the Apple Watch 6 can make that less of a problem then we welcome it.
What will the Apple Watch Series 6 look like? This video gives us our best look yet: